About the Authors

Mark G. Shrime

shrime@mail.harvard.edu

Affiliations Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States of America, Office of Global Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, United States of America

Serufusa Sekidde

Affiliation Aspen Global Health and Development, Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO, United States of America

Allison Linden

Affiliation Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America

Jessica L. Cohen

Affiliation Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States of America

Milton C. Weinstein

Affiliations Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States of America, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States of America

Joshua A. Salomon

Affiliations Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States of America, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States of America

Competing Interests

MGS has served as a volunteer with Mercy Ships and received speaking fees from Ethicon for work unrelated to this manuscript. We confirm that this does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: MGS. Data curation: MGS SS AL. Formal analysis: MGS. Funding acquisition: MGS. Investigation: MGS. Methodology: MGS JAS MCW JLC. Resources: MGS JAS MCW JLC SS AL. Software: MGS. Supervision: JAS MCW JLC. Validation: MGS. Visualization: MGS. Writing – original draft: MGS. Writing – review & editing: MGS JAS MCW JLC SS AL.